Staff at Wolverhampton City Council have been told that up to 2000 of them might lose their jobs because of budget cuts.
The first turf has been cut in the start of a major road re-widening scheme between the M1 and Nottingham.
A decision is due at 12:00 today on the location of authorised traveller camps around Leicester.
The decision on where authorised traveller camps will be built in Leicester will be made today. Three sites have been considered since last February year.
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby will make an announcement later. Thousands of people have signed petitions against the plans.
More than £20 million pounds of improvements to one of Nottinghamshire's main A roads will begin this month.
Nottinghamshire County Council say roadworks to turn the A453 into a dual carriageway will not cause major traffic delays.
The scheme is expected to be completed in late 2014. Work had originally not been due to begin until after 2015, the road currently has some of the worst traffic congestion in the county.
Nottinghamshire County Council says the scheme will be a major boost to the local economy and estimate that its improvement would bring £540 million to the economy.
The cost of the scheme is estimated to be between of £141m and £194m, with Nottinghamshire County Council contributing £20m and Rushcliffe Borough Council £500,000.
The road is regarded as a congestion and accident blackspot, but it's hoped the scheme will deal with these problems.
Lisa Hollins, who lives in Nottingham, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis 18 years ago.
She believes the new centre will play a big part in the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Nottinghamshire County Council has chosen the Nottingham Hospitals Cystic Fibrosis campaign as its chosen charity for the year.
The council will organise fundraising events, which will contribute to the creation of for a specialist treatment centre in Nottingham, which they say is important for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers.